Horses Helping Humans™ Effective Communications Workshop. Designed for Corporate Team Building & Personal Development.

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Horses Helping Human’s™ is an internationally recognised, interactive, practical and award-winning programme. You will learn about your communication style, personality profile, and what your stress response is with your body language when under pressure. You will work on the ground with horses doing specific exercises (no prior horse experience required). Non-judgmental body language analysis is provided, which offers ways to improve: communication, leadership skills, healthy boundaries, confidence, and emotional well-being.



outcomes of the workshop

  • Understand yourself and others better  Desirable for: sound communication, improved relationships, effective management and increased productivity. 

  • Body language awareness. Look confident, be assertive but calm (leadership status). Be heard. Learn when you look confrontational.

  • Stress reduction techniques. Breathing techniques. Presence. Body language position to lower cortisol.

  • Increase in emotional health. Create happier environments & people. Learn more about anxiety and depression according to personality type/ body language.

  • Boundaries. Learn to say no & what it looks like. Manage workload. Learn to ask not tell.

  • Emotional regulation. Learn how powerful your breath is by stopping a 600kg horse, what can this do with human to human interaction?


upcoming workshop for individuals

3rd of August or the 8th of September 2019

10am- 3pm, workshop at Makoura Lodge. Investment: $270 pp including lunch.

In this interactive session you will learn about your own personality as well as others, what your conditioned stress response is and how that impairs your communication. Practical exercises with the horses will teach you about: emotional regulation, creating healthy boundaries and using the right body language for effective communication that will help with: confidence, calmness and assertiveness.

No prior horse experienced required! Open to anyone wishing to grow themselves! Please wear covered footwear, bring warm clothing and wet weather gear.

corporate team building workshop

This workshop provides teams with increased communication skills and connection.

Duration: 4-5 hours depending on numbers

Sample timeline

10am- Arrive at Makoura Lodge.

10.30am- Programme introduction, learn what personality type you are (based on the four temperaments but with a modern and humorous twist), learn what your body language is communicating to others and yourself. 

12pm- Country fresh buffet lunch (additional)

12.30pm- Exercises with the horses, analysis and adjustment of your body language. See how the horses responds to your body language; instruction and energy.

2.30- 3pm- Debrief of learnings.

Investment: $2000 for up to 10 participants. Over 10, additional participants are $150pp. Maximum of 14, for larger numbers please enquire about alternate options. Includes a workbook, tea & coffee.

If you are looking for something a bit different for your team, the Horses Helping Humans workshop is a fantastic team building day in a fun and relaxed environment. No matter the personality types in your business, the workshop is designed to help you understand and identify with your own personality type and others, for better communications built on trust and respect.
— Pnpersonnel Recruitment Specialists
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private, couples workshop

Give your relationship a solid foundation by attending an eye opening, Equine assisted workshop. Personality and body language analysis will be carried out using horses, so you can better understand each others tendencies and differences. You will learn how to best communicate with each other, to enhance your relationship and connection.

Duration 2 hours | Investment $350 per couple

private, Family workshop

Strengthen your family unit with our Horses Helping Humans communications workshop. In this practical session you will all learn about each others personality type. Practical exercises with the horses will teach your family about: emotional regulation, respecting boundaries and using the right body language for effective communication that will help with: confidence, calmness and assertiveness.

Duration 3 hours | Investment $650 per family (maximum of 6)

why we use horses?

As horses rely 100% on body language and energy levels to communicate they can pick up the slightest cues in our body language. It is researched that humans communicate over 60% in body language, learning the techniques we teach with the help of horses enables us to open the doors of communication. As horses are a prey animal their life depends on reading situations/ people very carefully; so their reaction to us is essentially a mirror of our actions and emotions. Horses make great teachers. They provide us with immediate, honest and non-judgment feedback.

programme background

Sue Spence of Horses Helping Humans™ Australia founded this program in 2006.  She was delivering the programme internationally and due to the high number of inquiries, Sue started licensing to other facilitators in 2016. Kimberley McIntyre was the first to start facilitating the corporate and personal development programme here in New Zealand, based at Makoura Lodge. Kimberley's passion for helping others and for horses enables her to represent Horses Helping Humans™ at the highest level.

WOW- what can happen when your’e calm with great body language.
— Richard Gibson, Redvespa- Owner, Wellington
Insightful, fantastic and rewarding
— Geraint Williams, Screen Vistas- General Manager, Palmerston North